This quilt was one of my oldest UFOs. I purchased the fabrics in the summer of 2009. Using Around the Block by Judy Hopkins my cousin, Erin and I each picked half the blocks.(I picked alot of pain in the rear blocks. Sorry Erin.) We meant to do one block a week... taking us 42 weeks then eh? psssht. Its 2012! I think for awhile there I was on track. It didn't last. After a year we decided to make a final push to get the blocks pieced atleast! I did five one day, two the next, seven the day after that, zero the next day, and I finished up the week getting 12 done the last day! Finally I had all of my blocks done. Yep. That was June of 2010! Two years ago!
The blocks were frustrating. That is why it took so long to make it into a top and then another year for me to finally baste and quilt it. I learned alot while making this quilt. I had never made or sewn triangles before this sampler. I had never had to work through the frustration before. I thought about throwing it away several times. I said some not so nice things about Ms. Hopkins at one point. If my cousin wasn't having issues also I for sure would have quit. I thought myself a quilt dunce until one day during the block making my cousin told me 'if this was my first quilt project I would have quit quilting'
Now that its finished I love it.
Now that its DONE I have dropped the 'from hell' part of its name.
Now its just the sampler.